Colombia 2020

Cup of Excellence competition: Due to COVID-19 the Cup of Excellence Costa Rica competition was completed in the following way with the designated coffees blindly cupped through the following process:

  • Preselection stage:  August 31st – September 4th with the 7 National Judges in Ibague, Colombia with Erwin Mierisch as head judge.
  • National stage:  October 7th – 10th with the 7 National Judges in Ibague, Colombia with Erwin Mierisch as head judge.
  • International stage:  Completed on different dates with the judges Kentaro Maruyama, Miyoko Watanabe, Hitomi Shima, Shinji Sekine, Keita Matsumoto, Mitsunori Shono, Yunson Lee, Minseon Kim, Will Young, Lloyd Thom, Bjørn Harald, Synøve Neseon, Ali Johnston, Badi Bradley, James Gibbs, Qinru Gu (Catherine), Yunjie He (Hollie), Weiwei Ye, John Thompson, Alex Seath and Stephen Cornford in their respective labs around the globe.
Cup of Excellence auction: The winning lots are the top 30 coffees that scored above an 87 by the Cup of Excellence International Jury. These coffees have each been cupped a minimum of five different times during the cupping process. The coffee is packaged in 30kg boxes containing two 15kg vacuum-packed bags.

COE Auction: November 19th

Rank
Farm
Score
Weight (lbs)
High Bid
Total Value
Company Name
1a
Los Tres Mosqueteros
90.03
595.25
$69.00
$41,072.25
Sarutahiko Coffee Inc.
1b
Los Tres Mosqueteros
90.03
562.18
$70.00
$39,352.60
SUPREMO COFFEE, Cometeer, L’escargot d’or cosmetocafe, Proud Mary Coffee Roasters
2
El Porvenir
89.5
892.87
$25.70
$22,946.76
Global Performance LLC
3
El Paraíso
89.25
925.94
$33.20
$30,741.21
Intelligentsia (USA), Single O (AU), La Boheme (CZ), Moustache Coffee Club (USA)
4
Buenos Aires
88.69
396.83
$37.00
$14,682.71
DABOV Specialty Coffee, Coffee Me Up (Korea), tochcoffee, coffee therapy (Thailand)⁣
5
El Cedro
88.56
1355.84
$17.10
$23,184.86
Bohemian (An-am), ESCUDO Coffee
6
San Pedro
88.47
562.18
$40.70
$22,880.73
THE COFFEE LAB
7
El Paraiso
88.41
892.87
$25.30
$22,589.61
Caravela Coffee for Artisan Roast Scotland
8
El Obraje
88.22
264.55
$36.70
$9,708.99
MUSEO Co., Ltd.
9
Bella Vista
88
1521.19
$13.70
$20,840.30
EL CAFE Coffee Roasters, Coffee Libre, Told A Story, Youdong Coffee, Coffee Montage, 304 roasters, Hankook Coffee, FEBRUARY ROASTERS, Cafe Shinbi’s LOVE
10
San Nicolas
87.97
959.01
$13.40
$12,850.73
Kaffebrenneriet As
11
El Sauce
87.75
1256.63
$11.80
$14,828.23
Nagahama Coffee Inc.
12
La Cruz
87.44
992.08
$11.60
$11,508.13
Tashiro Coffee Co., Ltd
13
Los Cachingos
87.41
959.01
$11.10
$10,645.01
Wataru & Co., Ltd.
14
Los Alpes
87.41
925.94
$11.10
$10,277.93
Kyokuto Fadie Corporation
15
El Estoraque
87.38
992.08
$15.10
$14,980.41
Wataru & Co., Ltd.
16
El Naranjo
87.34
892.87
$14.10
$12,589.47
Campos Coffee
17
La Guaca
87.31
1223.56
$16.70
$20,433.45
Wataru & Co., Ltd.
18
Bella Vista
87.28
992.08
$10.65
$10,565.65
Wataru & Co., Ltd.
19
El Chirimoyo
87.25
396.83
$35.10
$13,928.73
Knock Box Coffee
20
El Naranjo
87.22
1951.09
$10.30
$20,096.23
Honu Kato Coffee Inc.
21
La Peña
87.19
925.94
$11.20
$10,370.53
19grams / Tres Cabezas
22
La Piragua
87.13
925.94
$35.20
$32,593.09
Intelligentsia (USA), Single O (AU), La Boheme (CZ), Moustache Coffee Club (USA)
23
La Mina
87.09
2017.23
$10.00
$20,172.30
Wataru & Co., Ltd.
24
Betania
87
892.87
$10.30
$9,196.56
Hannoversche Kaffeemanufaktur GmbH & Co. Kg
Totals:
24,272.86lbs
$19.49/lb
$473,036.47

The Organizing Country Commissions is the commission that goes to the in country partner host organization to pay for operational expenses of hosting the event.

Rank
Farm
Total Value
Commissions
1a
Los Tres Mosqueteros
$41,072.25
$9,791.86
1b
Los Tres Mosqueteros
$39,352.60
$9,388.41
2
El Porvenir
$22,946.76
$5,022.39
3
El Paraíso
$30,741.21
$6,944.55
4
Buenos Aires
$14,682.71
$3,353.21
5
El Cedro
$23,184.86
$4,711.54
6
San Pedro
$22,880.73
$5,270.44
7
El Paraiso
$22,589.61
$4,933.11
8
El Obraje
$9,708.99
$2,215.61
9
Bella Vista
$20,840.30
$3,993.12
10
San Nicolas
$12,850.73
$2,445.47
11
El Sauce
$14,828.23
$2,701.75
12
La Cruz
$11,508.13
$2,083.37
13
Los Cachingos
$10,645.01
$1,894.04
14
Los Alpes
$10,277.93
$1,828.73
15
El Estoraque
$14,980.41
$2,951.44
16
El Naranjo
$12,589.47
$2,433.07
17
La Guaca
$20,433.45
$4,129.51
18
Bella Vista
$10,565.65
$1,847.75
19
El Chirimoyo
$13,928.73
$3,164.72
20
El Naranjo
$20,096.23
$3,463.19
21
La Peña
$10,370.53
$1,851.88
22
La Piragua
$32,593.09
$7,407.52
23
La Mina
$20,172.30
$3,429.29
24
Betania
$9,196.56
$1,584.84
Totals:
$473,036.47
$98,840.83

*The winning coffees have been selected and scored in blind cuppings. The winning farm and the specific coffee lot information is submitted by each farmer and is not known to the public until the awards ceremony.  ACE assumes the farm information is correct and up to date but is not responsible should some information change before or after the auction.   Bidders should assess the value of each coffee based on quality in the cup and its appropriateness for their company. Farm information is for educational purposes only but can be used to help sell the winning coffees.

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